ERIC Number: ED405931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Clinical Supervision in the Junior College.
Walker, Ronald Edgar
Within this century, junior and community colleges in the United States have created a new link in the educational chain between secondary schools and universities. As a result, faculty members at junior colleges have been "created" in that they are often former secondary school teachers, university professors, or graduate students who have little if any teaching experience. The complex make-up of the junior college faculty creates new challenges for department chairs using clinical supervision at the junior college level. In 1969, the Goldhammer Clinical Supervision Model was developed, which included the following five stages: a pre-observation conference, classroom observation, analysis of findings and strategy formation, the teacher-supervisor conference, and a post-conference analysis. Although this clinical supervision model can be effectively implemented in a junior college setting, the diverse make-up of faculty can complicate the process and require modifications by the supervisor prior to beginning clinical supervision. For example, former high school teachers may bring resentment from past supervision experiences to the process, graduate students may have very little formal training in educational techniques, and university professors may not be accustomed to supervision at all. Contains 13 references. Appendixes provide the Goldhammer model and a sample faculty assessment instrument. (HAA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Austin, TX, January 23-25, 1997).